General Guidelines for Systematic Declassification Review of Foreign Government Information; Removal of Part, 52743 [E6-14761]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 173 / Thursday, September 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Approved: August 18, 2006. Gregg A. Cervi, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. E6–14693 Filed 9–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION 32 CFR Part 2002 [NARA–06–006] RIN 3095–AB51 General Guidelines for Systematic Declassification Review of Foreign Government Information; Removal of Part National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Final rule. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is removing Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) regulations on the general guidelines for systematic declassification review of foreign government information. Following the issuance of Executive Order 12958 (Classified National Security Information) on April 17, 1995, and its amendment on March 25, 2003, the General Guidelines for Systematic Declassification Review of Foreign Government Information, became obsolete. The final rule will affect Federal agencies. EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective September 7, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. William Leonard, Director, ISOO, at 202–357–5400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority citation for part 2002 is no longer valid with the revocation of E.O. 12356 following the issuance of E.O. 12958, as amended. Part 2002 prescribed the general guidelines for the systematic declassification review of classified foreign government information that was either received or classified by the United States Government or its agents, and incorporated into records determined by the Archivist of the United States to have permanent value. E.O. 12958, as amended, and its implementing regulation, 32 CFR parts 2001 and 2004 (ISOO Directive No. 1), provide for the declassification of classified foreign government information. As national security classified information, classified foreign government information is subject to automatic VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:07 Sep 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 declassification after 25 years unless specifically exempted. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), good cause exists for waiving the requirements of notice and opportunity for comment on the withdrawal of 32 CFR part 2002. Following the issuance of Executive Order 12958, as amended, these sections became obsolete. Therefore, because the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) has no authority to retain these sections, the process of notice and comment would be unproductive and is unnecessary. Additionally, it is in the public interest to remove an obsolete regulation. This rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 and has not been submitted for Office of Management and Budget review under that order. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, I certify that this rule will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities because this rule applies to Federal agencies. This regulation does not have any federalism implications. List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 2002 Archives and records, Declassification. PART 2002—[REMOVED] Under E.O. 12958, as amended, section 3.3(g) and for the reasons set forth in the preamble, NARA amends 32 CFR chapter 20 by removing part 2002. I Dated: August 24, 2006. J. William Leonard, Director, Information Security Oversight Office. Approved: August 30, 2006. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States. [FR Doc. E6–14761 Filed 9–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–06–111] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52743 deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the U.S. 1 Bridge, across the Housatonic River, mile 3.5, at Stratford, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, only one of the two moveable bascule spans will be opened for the passage of vessel traffic. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from September 18, 2006 through November 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, One South Street, New York, New York 10004, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. 1 Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 3.5, at Stratford, Connecticut, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 32 feet at mean high water and 37 feet at mean low water. The existing operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.207(a). The bridge owner, Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to allow opening only one of the two moveable bascule spans for the passage of vessel traffic from September 18, 2006 through November 16, 2006, in order to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. Under this temporary deviation, the U.S. 1 Bridge need only open one of the two movable bascule spans for the passage of vessel traffic from September 18, 2006 through November 16, 2006. Two-span, full bridge, openings shall be provided upon request, if at least a three-day advance notice is given, by calling the number posted at the bridge. Otherwise, the bridge will continue to open during this temporary deviation in accordance with the schedule specified in 33 CFR 117.207(a). In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible. Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this temporary deviation, the bridge shall be returned to its normal operating schedule, and notice will be provided to the public. E:\FR\FM\07SER1.SGM 07SER1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

32 CFR Part 2002

[NARA-06-006]
RIN 3095-AB51


General Guidelines for Systematic Declassification Review of 
Foreign Government Information; Removal of Part

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is 
removing Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) regulations on 
the general guidelines for systematic declassification review of 
foreign government information. Following the issuance of Executive 
Order 12958 (Classified National Security Information) on April 17, 
1995, and its amendment on March 25, 2003, the General Guidelines for 
Systematic Declassification Review of Foreign Government Information, 
became obsolete. The final rule will affect Federal agencies.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective September 7, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. William Leonard, Director, ISOO, at 
202-357-5400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority citation for part 2002 is no 
longer valid with the revocation of E.O. 12356 following the issuance 
of E.O. 12958, as amended. Part 2002 prescribed the general guidelines 
for the systematic declassification review of classified foreign 
government information that was either received or classified by the 
United States Government or its agents, and incorporated into records 
determined by the Archivist of the United States to have permanent 
value. E.O. 12958, as amended, and its implementing regulation, 32 CFR 
parts 2001 and 2004 (ISOO Directive No. 1), provide for the 
declassification of classified foreign government information. As 
national security classified information, classified foreign government 
information is subject to automatic declassification after 25 years 
unless specifically exempted.
    Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), good cause exists for 
waiving the requirements of notice and opportunity for comment on the 
withdrawal of 32 CFR part 2002. Following the issuance of Executive 
Order 12958, as amended, these sections became obsolete. Therefore, 
because the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) has no 
authority to retain these sections, the process of notice and comment 
would be unproductive and is unnecessary. Additionally, it is in the 
public interest to remove an obsolete regulation.
    This rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes 
of Executive Order 12866 and has not been submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget review under that order. As required by the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, I certify that this rule will not have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities because 
this rule applies to Federal agencies. This regulation does not have 
any federalism implications.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 2002

    Archives and records, Declassification.

PART 2002--[REMOVED]

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Under E.O. 12958, as amended, section 3.3(g) and for the reasons set 
forth in the preamble, NARA amends 32 CFR chapter 20 by removing part 
2002.

    Dated: August 24, 2006.
J. William Leonard,
Director, Information Security Oversight Office.
    Approved: August 30, 2006.
Allen Weinstein,
Archivist of the United States.
 [FR Doc. E6-14761 Filed 9-6-06; 8:45 am]
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